LÜNEBURG, GERMANY, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The Leuphana University is
entering the online tertiary education sector. Participation in its new
"Digital School" is open to people from all over the world free of
charge and with unrestricted admission. Leuphana is the first German
University to offer a digital range via its own facility. A special
feature is the awarding of University creditpoints. Depending on their
home university, these credits may be applicable to degree programs
In the first Leuphana-Online-University course "ThinkTank Cities"
participants design models for future living in urban centers under the
direction of renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. The three-month
course starts on January 09, 2013.
Internationally distinguished scientists from the Columbia University
New York, the Arizona State University, the London School of Economics,
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the ETH Zurich, the Collegium
Helvetica and the University of Zurich, the Sun Yat-Sen University
Guangzhou and the City University Hong Kong, as well as leading experts
from politics, media and economy will be advising the participants.
The education platform used by Leuphana for its Digital School is called
Candena Scholar and was developed by Candena, a Digital Media start-up
of the Lüneburg EU Innovation Incubator.
Project partner is the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The course is supported
by the ERP-systems designer Datenlotsen, Tipp24 SE, and the business
and career network Xing.
For architect Daniel Libeskind the project is "a chance to develop a
vision for our living together in the 21st century using the
intelligence of thousands of multi-disciplinary teams". Libeskind has
developed numerous innovative concepts around the world.
Leuphana's unique study model, the first of its kind in Germany, has
received numerous awards.
For more information and registration details click here: http://www.leuphana.de/digital-school
SOURCE: Leuphana University Lueneburg
For further information:
Henning Zühlsdorff, PR Officer